Ambient Scenting And Odor Control For Veterinary Clinics

While is often said that music soothes the savage beast, the average pet and owner usually need a bit more than that when an unexpected visit to the vet is suddenly called for.

Routine shots and examinations are not likely to arouse concern, but tending to an injured or sick animal can be extremely stressful to staff, pets and their loving owners.

Fragrance is the ultimate “chill pill” in the veterinary clinic, where life often hangs in the balance and depends upon quick thinking and the ability to focus on the issue at hand.

Benefits To Scenting Veterinary Clinics

According to the American Veterinary Association, pets are very well loved in the United States. Statistics indicate that 43 million home owners have more than one dog and more than one cat resides in some 36 million households.

Advances in science and cutting edge technology and development of cold infusion distribution systems coupled with the application of specific fragrances have revolutionized the veterinary setting.

The Most Important Benefit Scent Provides Vet Clinics

First and foremost, ambient scent and professional odor control dramatically improve the first impressions of those that enter veterinarian clinics. Since pets and bad odors often go hand and hand, any type of pet facility can often suffer from malodors that can be off-putting and ruin an already stressful experience.

All of our products contain our patented odor neutralizing additive, Metazene, which effectively eliminates airborne odors at the molecular level. This coupled with our master perfumers’ delicately traced ambient fragrances ensure every guest impression is always a positive one.

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What Are The Other Benefits To Scenting Veterinary Clinics?

The power of scent has been proven to alleviate anxiety and tension on the part of pet owners about the health of their beloved pets, and to the animals themselves, frightened at the sudden transport to another environment rife with alien and diverse sights, sounds and smells.

Scent And Well Being

Scent can create a sense of calm and relaxation even before pets and their anxious owners step foot (and paw) into those scary, sterile treatment rooms. Fragrance creates calmness, a reduction in stress levels, elevations of both mood and energy, a decrease in staff errors, sickness and times off and an extra elusive edge that ensures quality of care. In addition to managing first impressions, below are some further reasons why.

Scent Can Effectively Act As A De-stressor

Citrus scents, particularly, are known de-stressors. In fact, according to documentation from several animal-care facilities, stress levels were reduced from a whopping 40% to 3% after citrus fragrances were introduced to the clinic setting. 

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Research recently conducted in four separate studies indicated that nutmeg oil significantly reduced systolic blood pressure (pressure occurring in arteries during the contraction of the heart muscle) in response to a low-grade irritant.

Lavender has also been proven to lower stress levels at hectic clinics and call centers. A 2012 Japanese study led by Yoshifumi Miyazaki that was conducted at the University of Chiba and Qing Li from the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, focused on the calming effects of pine. 

Participants walked through a pine forest and reported lower levels of depression and stress. Also, those who felt anxiety before the walk reported feeling more relaxed afterwards.

Lavender Benefits As Ambient Scent

Scent Can Act As A Mood Elevator

As the most powerful of all five human senses, smell travels through the nose to the brain, via the limbic system, which controls emotions and can affect mood as well as evoke memories long dimmed by the passage of time. 

This sector of the human brain is comprised of the amygdala, which serves as the link between the stimulus and the human reaction to that stimulus, and the hippocampus, whose function is memory consolidation.

Scent Can Also Act As An Energizer

Cinnamon is a spice that has been the subject of significant research in recent years. Its use has been found to induce feelings of happiness and reduce drowsiness and irritability. Hospitals and veterinary clinics rely on cinnamon to help keep their staff alert and engaged during long and often demanding work shifts.

Scent Can Help To Reduce Clinic Staff Errors

Research from several studies support the belief that when cinnamon is introduced into a work setting, staff members made 40% fewer errors. Considered a nootropic, which is a fairly new term describing compounds and substances that elevate cognitive function and serve to improve memory, information recall and focus.

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A Few Relevant Studies

The right Air-Scent fragrance can do wonders for veterinary staff and patients. It can promote soothing calm and serenity even in frenzied clinics where there is no sign of it anywhere. 

In 2012, the J. Medical Association in Thailand performed a study involving lavender. Results indicated that lavender relaxed subjects, improved mental clarity, decreased levels of tension and elevated levels of euphoria. Its use in a veterinary setting helps dogs remain relaxed. 

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), this is because lavender oil contains Linalool, an ingredient, which has been scientifically proven to interact with neuro-transmitters in the brains of dogs in a way that induces a state of sedation.

Another significant study conducted at Germany’s Tubingen University discovered that the use of vanilla reduced that “startle reflex” inherent in both humans and animals. 

This study also dispels the belief that the universal effect of vanilla is exclusive to evoking positive childhood memories. When introduced to animals, the properties in vanilla have demonstrated calming effects as well. 

Air-Scent As An International Fragrance Provider

In the mid 1940s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh native named Bob Surloff invented the very first fan-operated air-freshener dispenser, which he named Air Scent International.

This marked the beginning of a brand name that has become internationally renowned as both a pioneer and leader across the scent-marketing landscape.

Air-Scent International Headquarters Logo

Although many innovations have occurred over the passage of more than seven decades, we have remained at the top when it comes to providing commercial interiors of all kinds with scents that will both improve their businesses and those all-important bottom lines.

Our experts at Air-Scent understand both the mechanics and power of ambient scent branding and state-of-the-art air-care and application. Their cutting edge, scent diffusion technologies and odor-control strategies can be adjusted for any space requirement. 

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Over the years, we have amassed a seemingly endless collection of scents in our own house fragrance division. Here, at our 85,000 square foot Technology Center, which is situated in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, incredible things happen under the auspices of researchers and chemists whose laboratories are equipped with the most effective cutting edge technologies and tools that money can buy. These include: gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, headspace analysis, distillation, extraction and quality control technology.

Some Soothing And Refreshing Scents For Veterinary Clinics

The following fragrances are all designed to promote soothing comfort and suggest a sense of fresh and clean. They are all available for use in our varied line of diffusers. Our solid wafer air freshener blocks are designed to work within our Aroma One smart air freshener and our Scentsia cartridge refills work within our Aroma Beam blue-tooth operated diffuser.

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Berry Blast

True to its moniker, this redolent bouquet is marked by a top note that surges with sugary, green and spicy strawberry, juicy orange, tropical, ripe pineapple, crisp, green apple and fruity, sweet and aromatic concord grape. Elements of intensely lush and milky coconut and creamy, sugary and almond-like cherry pit form the heart notes of this exotic scent that eventually fuses with an alluring base note dominated by candy sweet caramel.


Often found on the top of many of life’s more pleasant indulgences, such as chocolate sundaes and fruit cups, the sweet and tart aroma of cherry has been a favorite scent dating back to when the days when the world was young. A top note characterized by fruity, sweet, tart and bitter almond nuances opens this scent, which soon fades into a floral heart note of dusty, woody and sugary violet and completes with a base note characterized by lush, elegant and cozy vanilla.

Island Breeze

This captivating, exotic scent whispers of sleepy lagoons and far away shores. Highly aromatic, the top note is marked by sugary, piquant strawberry, milky coconut, lush pineapple and vanilla-tinged and gingery mango. A heart note soon follows characterized by haunting, sensual jasmine and bitter, sweet and sour anise.  A base note of honey-like, elegant vanilla and fruity, slightly sweet and earthy nectar completes the fragrance.


The top notes of this citrus/fruity fragrance are marked by an eruption of luscious orange, sugary, ruby red grape, almond-like, sweet and tart cherry and tangy, slightly woody raspberry. This redolent stream soon fades into a soothing floral heart note dominated by rosy, woody and fresh lavender. The scent finishes with a base note marked by sweet, woody pine and lavish, alluring vanilla.


A neutral scent smells good, but is always elusive and lacks specificity and distinction. Elements of fresh and clean have a universal appeal and always live somewhere in the background of these fragrances. In the case of neutral scents for the hectic work place, this would translate into those that smell neither bad nor overpowering, but rather as almost imperceptible bastions of diverse but balanced elements that when bonded become new and unique amalgams.


Also known as the “apple of Grenada,” the pomegranate was introduced to California by Spanish settlers in the 18th century. Its fragrance is comparable to the wonderful aroma of tart, citrusy freshly sliced pomegranate. The scent is marked by sweet and sour fruity note notes that are distinct, powdery, sugary, green, tart and winey.

Red Raspberry

This  berry/floral scent opens with a top note featuring fruity, sweet and spicy strawberry, potent, tough blackberry and tangy, woody, ruby red raspberry. A heart note bouquet of fresh, green and soft floral soon follows that eventually folds into to a base note of powdery, slightly sweet and ultra sensual vanilla nectar.


The scent opens with fruity, berry overtones and a whoosh of aldehydic power, which renders this fragrance sparkling and effervescent. A heart note soon follows featuring powdery, woody violet and fresh floral and tangy, woody-nuanced raspberry. The fragrance finishes with a base note marked by dark, rich, warm and sweet vanilla musk.

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Passion Fruit And Melon

A bright and bubbly fragrance, sweet and intensely tropical passion fruit is blended with fresh and dewy melon resulting in a glorious sugary sensation with nuances of ripe pineapple and velvety peach.

Fresh Breeze

This invigorating scent opens with a top note featuring astringent lemon, sharp clean lime, lemony, crisp litsea cubeba, moist melon and lush orange. These elements soon meld into a heart note characterized by exotic and intoxicating jasmine, sweet and feminine lily of the valley, creamy gardenia and powdery woody  violet. The scent completes with a base note nuanced by earthy mossy green.

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In Conclusion

The ambient air care provided by Air-Scent can proffer that invisible dimension in veterinary clinics that speaks to superior quality of care and the formation of customer loyalty via brand recognition. 

If you own or manage a veterinary clinic, a Jan San supply house, or you’re scent marketing air freshener service company, call our teams today and experience how their expertise can provide scents that will make lives more pleasant for both the humans and animals that pass through your doors.

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